Jan 17, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Orlando Magic 111-101. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker injures ankle in game against Miami Heat

The Charlotte Bobcats are rarely at the forefront of the NBA, but when the team’s best player goes down with what looked to be a devastating ankle injury, the league takes notice.

Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker had a gruesome encounter with Chris Bosh’s foot during the Heat/Bobcats game on Saturday night, and shortly after the play occurred, he was ruled out for the remainder of the night. Amazingly, the somewhat diminutive Walker has never missed a game in his NBA career, and perhaps that resiliency had something to do with the next revelation on the injury.

X-Rays aren’t the only issue for Walker, but it is undeniably huge that he didn’t break any bones, etc. during the play. I’m 100% sure that the team will get an MRI for Walker, simply because of how it looked and how he reacted, but the initial finding is a definite positive.

With Walker in the lineup, Charlotte is a fringe playoff contender, but if he is gone for any length of time, it’s likely that the Bobcats would be back in the lottery. Stay tuned.

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